United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 15th (1862-1865)

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After the Battle of Bull Run that was a disappointing loss to the North, a group of new Scandinavian immigrants fighting on the Northern side (largely due to opposition to slavery) requested to form their own militia so as to avoid the language barriers that affected their performance in military duties. In Madison, Wisconsin, on September 15, 1861, many prominent Scandinavians met to establish a Scandinavian Regiment. The story is based on the letters and other accounts of the members of the regiment and their friends, family, and other relations.

From the guide to the The Fifteenth Wisconsin by Kristofer Janson. Translated by Harry T. Cleven, 1862-1865, (Pacific Lutheran University Archives and Special Collections/Lbrary Services)

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referencedIn Johnson, John A. Letters, 1861, 1866. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf The Fifteenth Wisconsin by Kristofer Janson. Translated by Harry T. Cleven, 1862-1865 Pacific Lutheran University Archives and Special Collections/Lbrary Services
referencedIn Johnson, Ole C. Letters, 1862-1864 [electronic resource] Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 15th (1862-1865). Records, 1914-1925. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
referencedIn Boe, John J. John J. Boe and Harald Nielsen papers, 1886-1900. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Heg, Hans Christian, 1829-1863. Papers, 1840-1863, 1878. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Vinje, Lyla Anderson. Anderson family papers and photograph, 1995, 1998. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
referencedIn Anderson, Syvert A. Postcard [picture], [between 1890 and 1910]. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
referencedIn Decremer, Pierre. Civil War collection, ca. 1860-1900. Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee County Federated Library System
referencedIn Barton, Albert O. (Albert Olaus). Albert O. Barton papers, 1858-1948. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Steensland, Ole, 1842-1903. Was Sherman right?, [undated]. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
referencedIn Ager, Waldemar, 1869-1941,. Oberst Heg og hans gutter photographs, circa 1862-circa 1920. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Peterson, Frederick W. Essay, 1920. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Carl Frederick Solberg Papers, 1833-1862 Pacific Lutheran University Archives and Special Collections/Lbrary Services
referencedIn Bye, Erik. Gudmund Gudmundson, a Civil War portrait, 1973. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn G.A.R. Memorial Hall (Wis.). Civil War battle flag cards, n.d. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
referencedIn Johnson, Ole C. Letter, 1864. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Bell, Samuel, ca. 1841-1913. Civil War portrait print [picture], ca. 1890. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
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associatedWith Ager, Waldemar, 1869-1941, person
associatedWith Anderson, Syvert A. person
associatedWith Barton, Albert O. (Albert Olaus) person
associatedWith Bell, Samuel, ca. 1841-1913. person
associatedWith Boe, John J. person
associatedWith Bye, Erik. person
associatedWith Cleven, Harry T. person
associatedWith G.A.R. Memorial Hall (Wis.) corporateBody
associatedWith Heg, Hans Christian, 1829-1863. person
associatedWith Janson, Kristofer person
associatedWith Johnson, John A. person
associatedWith Johnson, Ole C. person
associatedWith Norse-American Centennial (1925: St. Paul, Minn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Norwegian-Danish Conference corporateBody
associatedWith Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church of America corporateBody
associatedWith Peterson, Frederick W. person
associatedWith Scandinavian Veteran Association corporateBody
associatedWith Solberg, Carl Frederick person
associatedWith Steensland, Ole, 1842-1903. person
associatedWith Vinje, Lyla Anderson person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Camp Randall Wis.)
Madison, (Wis.)
Saint Louis (Mo.)
United States
Wisconsin
Subject
Antislavery movements
Norwegian History
Bull Run, 2nd Battle of, Va., 1862
Soldiers
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Participation, Norwegian
Scandinavian Americans
Veterans--Societies, etc
Reunions
Occupation
Farmers
Soldiers
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Active 1914

Active 1925

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